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Explore a detailed comparison of Anchor and Libsyn to see which is the best podcast host. Compare platforms by features and price.
Anchor was founded in 2015 by Michael Mignano and Nir Zicherman. The company initially launched as a social audio service geared towards short-form content. In February 2018, Anchor launched an updated version of the platform specifically for creating and publishing podcasts.
In February 2019, Anchor was acquired by Spotify and operates as a subdivision of the streaming company.
Anchor is best for:
Libsyn is an online platform that allows its users to share podcasts. It allows its users to turn their podcasts into applications and sell them on iTunes.
It also provide hosting and distribution tools, including storage, bandwidth, syndication creation, distribution, and statistics tracking for podcasters, and other services.
Libsyn is a subsidiary of FABUniversal Corporation. It was founded in 2004 and is based in Pittsburg, Philadelphia.
Libsyn is best for:
Anchor vs Libsyn features
Both Anchor and Libsyn can be used to host and distribute a podcast.
However, Anchor provides only 7 podcast directories to be listed to.
In terms of promotion tools, Libsyn offers a wider range of tools to better promote a podcast, but there is no Social Media management, video teaser, or newsletter tool to save time or boost your marketing strategy.
Lastly, while the Anchor platform offers basic analytics, Libsyn stands out with advanced analytics. Unfortunately, there is no episode comparison tool to compare your different episodes or an Apple Podcasts integration to track your success on Apple Podcasts.
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